Annona muricata

General Information

Soursop is a tropical fruit from South America and the Caribbean that belongs to the Anonaceae family. It has an oval shape, covered by a green skin full of thorns, inside it has a soft, fleshy pulp with a sweet and acid taste.

This fruit has achieved great commercial development, however, large areas of it are not grown, it is used a lot to shade coffee crops and it is usually found in home crops.

Guanabana or Soursop

Latin name: Annona muricata
Family plant name: Annonaceae
Origin: The tropical regions of the Americas

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100

Amount per serving
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16.84g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 11%
Total Sugars 13.54g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 14mg 2%
Iron 0.6mg 4%
Potassium 278mg 7%
Phosphorus 4%
Magnesium 6%
Vitamin B1 6%
Vitamin B2 4%
Vitamin B3 6%
Vitamin B5 5%
Vitamin B6 5%
Vitamin B9 4%
Vitamin C 25%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What properties does the soursop have?


Soursop is considered antidiuretic and anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, it has a high source of fiber and vitamins, and many properties as antioxidants.


  1. Improves the immune system
  2. Increases resistance
  3. Delays aging
  4. Good for digestive health
  5. Avoid hemorrhoids
  6. Regulates appetite
  7. It helps prevent osteoporosis
  8. Increases energy
  9. Natural source of carbohydrates
  10. Keeps the heart healthy
  11. Prevents bacterial infections
  12. Prevents anemia

 It is recommended to pregnant women, or those who suffer from mumps, not to consume it because its acidity can cause pain, and lower blood pressure.

Although it has not been proven, soursop can be toxic if its intake is exaggerated.


How to Consume?

Soursop can be consumed in juices, ice cream, jams and desserts, with its leaf you can also prepare tea.

To consume it, you must carefully cut the fruit in half to extract its pulp.